Nasa’s Sustainability Base Featured in June California Constructor

“Four decades after the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle made the first moon landing at a site dubbed “Tranquility Base,” Swinerton Builders is in the midst of constructing the “Sustainability Base” building at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. – a structure designed to be the greenest building in the federal government’s portfolio to date.” Article here: 2010 June CA Constructor.pdf

William McDonough nominated for Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing

Both the Make It Right Foundation, with which William McDonough + Partners works closely, and William McDonough have been nominated to a list of 12 industry leaders being considered to receive the 2010 Hanley Award, which is sponsored by The Hanley Foundation, Hanley Wood Business Media and EcoHome magazine in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council, and comes with a significant grant. 2010 HANLEY AWARD NOMINEES Make It Right Foundation William McDonough, FAIA, Founder, William McDonough + …

Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES) Pilot Program

[img_assist|nid=423|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=70|height=46]William McDonough + Partners has four projects in the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES) pilot program: The Lower 9th Ward Sustainable Infrastructure project (shown here in renderings by Siteworks), American University’s School of International Service, The Meadow Farm Residence, and 2001 Market Street. Launched in 2005, SITES represents a partnership of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) , the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the , …

Green Products Innovation Institute Launches in California

William McDonough + Partners is celebrating the latest enterprise to be formed based on Cradle to Cradle® thinking. Today, our founder, American architect William McDonough, together with German chemist Michael Braungart, announce the formation of the Green Products Innovation Institute. “This is an incredibly exciting moment for me and Michael Braungart, as we see the Cradle to Cradle vision becoming reality,” said McDonough. “We are honored that the State of California sees value in this …

Ribbon Cutting at American University’s Newest Building

The School of International Service Building is a Transparent Hub of Connectivity and a Campus Catalyst May 19, 2010, Washington, DC – William McDonough + Partners is proud to announce that a ceremonial ribbon cutting was held last Friday by the Board of Trustees of American University (AU) to celebrate the university’s new School of International Service (SIS) building. The 75,000-square-foot project, which includes classrooms, offices, student cafe, underground parking and a library expansion, will officially …

Greenbridge Team Builds a Prototype for Eco-Friendly Urban Development

“I would be willing to make a very large bet that this structure is going to set a complete new standard for green building in North Carolina,” says Markus Wilhelm, pointing to the Greenbridge mixed-use development in downtown Chapel Hill.” Article here: 2010 MayJune NC Construction News_Greenbridge feature.pdf

VMware Corporate Campus Honored by City of Palo Alto for Excellence in Design

William McDonough + Partners is proud to announce that the City of Palo Alto Architectural Review Board has recognized the VMware Corporate Campus for exemplary design. The Review Board selected five projects constructed within the past five years; the winners were nominated by members of the Palo Alto community. The 460,000-square-foot corporate “campus-in-a-forest” is located within the woodland setting of Palo Alto’s prestigious Stanford Research Park. Five two-story buildings are linked by outdoor garden spaces and …

Park 2020 Wins ASLA Award

The Park 2020 Master Plan has received an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The master plan architects were William McDonough + Partners, working in collaboration with landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz. According to the 2010 professional awards jury, The project is “truly a beautifully executed study, which integrates many programmatic uses with Bold gestures of design, and responds to all aspects of sustainability, sensitive site planning, and cultural integration.”